The spy shots surface just as Hyundai prepares to launch the Venue N Line in India in June.
Hyundai is steadily expanding its N Line lineup around the world. In the coming weeks, the brand will introduce the second N Line model, the Venue N Line, closer to home. In addition, the Creta N line is in the works, and the SUV has been spotted in near-production form ahead of its global debut.
- Creta N Line global debut likely in June
- Venue N Line to go on sale in India next month
- Creta N Line is based on the SUV’s pre-facelift version
Hyundai Creta N Line has a Distinct Exterior Design
Hyundai teased the Creta N Line just last week, confirming that the model will first be sold in South America, followed by other global markets. New spy shots that have surfaced on the internet show the Creta N Line in near-production form, revealing nearly all of the unique features that will set it apart from other Creta variants.
The Creta N Line is based on the pre-facelift version of the SUV, not the updated model that went on sale in Indonesia late last year, as we previously reported. The upcoming Creta N Line has a much wider front grille than the standard Creta, which sits almost flush with the headlamps. The grille inserts are dark chrome, similar to the i20 N Line, and resemble the new Tucson SUV, which will be available in India soon. The front bumper is significantly taller, with darkened airdam inserts and contrast grey panels separating the airdam from the foglamp inserts.
On the outside, the Creta N Line looks almost identical to the standard SUV, with the exception of the N Line’s unique alloy wheels and door cladding with chrome inserts. The Creta N Line gets a new rear bumper this time, with darkened inserts neatly divided into two sections to create a faux diffuser effect.
The Creta N Line’s exterior features signature double-barrel exhaust tips, which are now exclusive to Hyundai N Line models. While no interior images have been released, we expect it to feature red stitching, a N Line steering wheel with red inserts, aluminum paddles, and prominent N Line branding, similar to what we see on the i20 N Line here.
Hyundai Creta N Line Powertrain Expectations
The Creta in South America is available with a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine, similar to the ones found in the Venue and Verna, or a 2.0-litre NA petrol engine, which is used in India on the Alcazar. Our sources tell us that the Creta N-Line sold in South America will have a 2.0-litre petrol engine, though this has not been confirmed.
Hyundai N-Line Models are Available in India
Hyundai’s N Line portfolio’s next model for India is the Venue N Line, and it’s safe to assume that the Creta N Line will follow suit. In India, the Creta N Line would compete directly with the Kia Seltos GT-line and higher-end variants of other midsize SUVs such as the Tata Harrier and MG Hector, among others.
The Creta will soon face stiff competition from not one, but two new midsize SUVs that Toyota and Maruti will jointly develop this year. Hyundai will launch the locally assembled Ioniq 5 EV in India in the coming months, in addition to the Venue facelift, which is due next month.